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suggested improvements to lightbox

Matt LeClair

Aug 16, 2014 10:05PM EDT

I'm using the Regale 2 theme. I've search the web and discussions on for any advice on creating a link from the currently displaying lightbox image to the actual image content page, but I can't find anything. I'd like visitors to be able to go directly from an image they see in the lightbox to the webpage for that image so they can comment or share if they so desire. This is probably possible by getting into the core of Koken, but I'm hoping to work around it with javascript so I can continue to receive future upgrades. My first suggestion would be to add this functionality.

Less import, I've also found there to be no way to configure speed or transitions for lightbox slideshows, only for the splash page sildeshow or slideshows embedded in essays. Is that something you could add? I'm not liking how abruptly the images transition in the lightbox.

Lastly, I've read that it's not possible to create a lightbox slideshow for a specific album. I just put up my website and so far it doesn't have a lot of content, but I'll definitely want the visitors to be able to peruse, in a slideshow, only the contents of the album they are in. Can that feature be added in the future or do you have a suggestion for a workaround?

Thank you.

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Matt LeClair

Aug 17, 2014 09:24AM EDT
I did some some more testing and I see that the lightbox does restrict itself to just the contents of whatever album it is launched from after all. Not sure why it wasn't doing that for me before, but that's good.

Also, if I launch the lightbox from from an album or content page and then advance through some images, then leave the lightbox, it does return me to the content page for the image I was just looking at in the lightbox. However, this doesn't work if I launch the lightbox from an image on the splash or features page. If I do that and close the lightbox, it returns me to the original image I launched it from. Is this a bug affecting just the features page perhaps?

My third concern about the configuration of lightbox slideshow transitions and speed remains of interest to me. Thanks.
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Matt LeClair

Aug 18, 2014 06:46AM EDT
Quick update: the problem with advancing through photos in the lightbox and then closing it and not being on the photo you were just looking at also occurs when the lightbox is made full screen (using Regale 2 in Chrome in Windows) in any album, not just Features (though it happens in Features even without being made full screen).

Thanks for making a great product - I hope this can be fixed in a future release. As I mentioned above, it creates some confusing navigation behavior and prevents visitors from being able to comment on or share the photo they were just looking at in the lightbox in those cases.

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